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Caramel Popcorn


Caramel Popcorn
Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Nothing tastes better when watching your favorite movie than caramel popcorn. And you can feel better about snacking because it's so low in fat and calories.

Yield

Makes 6 (1-cup) servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon margarine
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
6 cups air-popped popcorn

Preparation

  1. Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; cover and cook 3 minutes.
  2. Uncover pan; continue cooking mixture to soft-crack stage (275°F on candy thermometer). Do not overcook. Pour hot mixture over popcorn; stir with wooden spoon.
  3. Spread popcorn in single layer on sheet of foil to cool completely. Break apart.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 11 %
Calories 195
Protein 1 g
Sodium 37 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Starch 2-1/2

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